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CFCARTS ANNOUNCES CAST FOR DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST: IN CONCERT
The organization-wide show includes inclusive roles in a continued effort to make the arts accessible for all.
ORLANDO, FL. (April 19, 2023) – Central Florida Community Arts is proud to announce the principal cast for Disney’s Beauty & The Beast: In Concert, a collaborative performance that will bring together members from across the organization to tell the classic story. The show will feature the innovative inclusion of CFCArts members to represent each of the organization’s program areas.
“The talent in our community is absolutely remarkable,” said Justin Muchoney, Vice President of Creative and Production for CFCArts. “It is going to be such a thrill working with these incredible actors and singers from across Central Florida… all of whom are a part of what makes this such a dynamic, fun, and creative place to call home.”
Jordan Grant as Belle
Chase Williams as Beast
Justin Dresner as Gaston
Ryan Blagg as Le Fou
Tristan Bishop as Maurice
Zach Mitchell as Lumiere
Joseph Carrier as Cogsworth
Dana Gough as Babette
Ashley Marie Lewis as Mrs. Potts
Maxwell Killi as Chip
Daisy McCarthy Tucker as Madame de la Grande Bouche
Kenneth Anders as Monsieur D’Arque
Solmarie Cruz Martinez as La Fille
Meagan Haddock as La Fille
Nicole Riddering as La Fille
Jo Fabian as Baker
Christian Inirio as Tavern Master
Brinley Shumway as Milkmaid
Hayden Patterson as Bookseller
Eve-Lynn Comer as Hat Seller
Elaina Marie as Candlemaker
Emily Le as Laundry Lady
Erin Boone as Marie
Rebecca Oslacky as Sausage Curl Lady
Tyler Gillson as Crony
Caroline Del Rey as Crony
Ella Thompson as u/s Chip
“This production highlights our values of inclusivity and accessibility on so many levels,” said Muchoney. “We are so excited to share all that makes CFCArts unique and wonderful. Bringing together our members – from our Community Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Big Band alongside our Youth Theatre, Youth Orchestra. CFCArts Narrators, and UpBeat!, acting programs for older adults and performers with exceptionalities such as autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD will even join in the fun, helping us to tell this story with joy and collaboration. We can’t wait for everyone on the stage and in the audience to experience this moment together.”
Opportunities for dancers and youth performers will be announced at a later date.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: In Concert! Inspired by the Academy Award-winning animated feature and based on the international Broadway sensation, the stage version includes all of the timeless songs written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus new tunes by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
In true CFCArts style, this spectacular concert version of the beloved fairytale will bring together hundreds of CFCArts members from across programs to craft the classic story of adventure, curses, and love, transporting you into the magic!
Those interested in participating in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast: In Concert without auditioning or in non-acting capacities will find opportunities through other CFCArts programs or by volunteering. CFCArts invites the Central Florida community to “be our guest” and experience a magical night of music, theatre, and community. Tickets are on sale at CFCArts.com/Beauty.
ABOUT CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ARTS
Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) is a nonprofit organization that exists to build and serve the community through the arts. Besides producing seasonal concerts, the heartbeat of CFCArts is to give back to the community by providing affordable arts experiences for all ages and abilities. Visit CFCArts.com for more information.